Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity Khalil Gibran
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
"some matronly type who fancies a bit of rough" Ian Anderson
nonrabbit: You should have purchased a boat.
Jul 27, 2015 16:48:14 GMT
maddogfagin: Or at least a sturdy pair of galoshes
Jul 28, 2015 12:43:01 GMT
JTull 007: When I first heard "Young Girl" on the radio, I was too young to care. Then I started dating one and everyone would stare... My brother said "Can't you get one your own age" ... I said... "Nope"
Jul 28, 2015 14:09:02 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Now I feel bad! I didn't mean to point out the "seventeen" bit, only the very suggestive lyrics in general, especially 'landing strip', which possibly refers to something, at least here in America. I realize 16 is the age of consent in England.
Jul 28, 2015 21:28:09 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Also, it's sort of a tradition in rock music anyway. The Beatles, "she was just 17", Ringo's "You're 16, your beautiful and your mine", plus the Stray Cats "Sexy and 17", and Joan Jett's "He must've been about 17, etc.
Jul 28, 2015 21:30:09 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Personally I love Ian's sexual innuendos, most of which I never picked up on when I was a Tull sprout. I married a 19 yr old young lady when I was 32. Many people balked at that. But I was in love, though she wasn't.
Jul 28, 2015 21:31:35 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Donovan had a bit of a to-do about his lyric, "I'm just wild about fourteen," though he wasn't speaking of a girl's age; Robert Plant had to explain his "She is only 3 yrs old & that's a real fine way to start." It was about his daughter, of course!
Jul 28, 2015 21:38:46 GMT
JTull 007: There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure, 'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings, Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven...
Jul 28, 2015 23:02:27 GMT
JTull 007: LOL! I still love LED ZEPP... UN-Ledded ... or Page and Plant... or The Honeydrippers... or Strange Sensation... or Alison Krauss... or Band of Joy... or Sensational Space Shifters... or LED ZEPPELIN
Jul 29, 2015 0:02:58 GMT
maddogfagin: You like Led Zepp then
Jul 29, 2015 11:34:35 GMT
JTull 007: I saw that performed LIVE in '75 and Robert Plant was struggling with a throat problem. It was still a great show!
Jul 29, 2015 20:16:06 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Great to see the love for the mighty Zep. Too bad IA and the Epic Celt didn't "get on" all that well when Tull was opening for them. Ian has admitted he was a tad jealous of Robert's voice. I hope Plant has no ill-feeling still?
Jul 30, 2015 4:01:59 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: And, I've always thought Plant was a fine lyricist and have always wondered why Zep chose not to print lyric sheets. There's a great deal more than Tolkien, vikings, and sex, contrary to what a few naysayers have said!
Jul 30, 2015 4:04:41 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Agree about Physical Graffiti. I've always thought that album was (not deliberately) similar to Tull's LITP, with several tracks being rescued from older recording sessions.
Jul 30, 2015 4:08:34 GMT
nonrabbit: Jim did you see Zep in '75? So did I in London. What an experience that was
Jul 30, 2015 9:03:56 GMT
JTull 007: Yes indeed. I have always loved what Led Zepp has done although TULL is what resonates in my soul. I wonder who stole Ian's coat?
Jul 30, 2015 11:10:08 GMT